Jacksonville Beach Travel Guide

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Jacksonville Beach Highlights

  • Pro
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     Good intermediate point between Fernandina and St. Augustine 

  • Con
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     Isolated - no services on the ICW 

  • In a nutshell
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     The liveliest of Jacksonville's beautiful beaches 

Jacksonville Beach Things to Do

  • Adventure Landing & Shipwreck Island...

    While Jacksonville does not have a large amusement park, it does have Adventure Landing & Shipwreck Island Waterpark. Year-round, Adventure Landing is a place to enjoy go-karts, laser tag, two miniature golf courses, a kids' roller coaster, live alligators, and a variety of arcade amusements. Shipwreck Island is the name of the water park next door...

  • Jax Beach Pier: Walk a quarter mile...

    Popular with fishermen and spectators alike, the Jacksonville Beach Pier gives visitors a remarkable view of the coast and oceanfront skyline from as far away as 1,320 feet offshore! Watch fishermen reel in their catches, or set your sights on the surrounding waters, where surfers love riding the wave breaks created by the pier's support posts.


    Jacksonville beach has a historical Red Cross. It is located at the south end of the boardwalk. The historic American Red Cross Life Saving Station, erected in 1947, serves as the central headquarters for the 100-member volunteer life saving corps. A little further down the shore, between 5th and 6th avenues, is the 1,200 foot long Jacksonville...


Jacksonville Beach Hotels

Jacksonville Beach Restaurants

  • Experience the "Salt Life" atmosphere

    Salt Life Food ShackThis restaurant in Jacksonville Beach is inspired by the coastal lifestyle embodied by the Jacksonville Beach-born clothing and bumper sticker phenomenon known as "Salt Life." If you like the beach, surfing, fishing, or boating, be sure to check this place out. It is not a "shack" but rather a casual but hip restaurant with a...

  • Sushi and Sushami

    We went out to dinner in my sister and BILs car, so we wanted to go a place that we wouldn't walk to from the marina.Bob was so tired I thought he might fall asleep at the table (he still hadn't caught up on sleep from the 27 hours offshore) and I was also tired. My sister apparently did a piece for the paper where she works where she and my BIL...

  • Next to the McCormick Bridge

    Bob had a coconut shrimp basket, and my sister had a grilled snapper sandwich and I had a chicken sandwich with cheese and bacon. My sister also had three appetizer crab cakes which she didn't care for as they were fried. The sauce was good though.On the way back in the spring, Bob had a hamburger and I had the surf and turf which gave me a...

  • Aim for the Lighthouse

    We did not go to this restaurant as we thought we'd take the opportunty to eat somewhere we couldn't walk to. We also bypassed the Homestead restaurant which we saw from the road and which appears popular.

  • No rules...Just right

    Yes this is a chain restaurant, but the food is always good (very consistent from store-to-store) and there is a wide variety of choices. Your choice of the Rockhampton Rib-Eye (a 14-ounce rib-eye steak) or the Ayers Rock Strip (a 14-ounce New York Strip) with salad, bread and baked potato (you can also choose veggies or rice).

  • Finger licking good!!!

    Sonny's Bar-B-Q bastes choice cuts of beef, pork, chicken, and ribs, then smokes them slowly over a hardwood fire. All meals are served up fast and friendly, with all the fixin's...yummy, yummy, yummy!!! Try the Bar-B-Q Ribs Dinner Plate served with french fries (or baked potato), coleslaw, and garlic bread.


Jacksonville Beach Warnings and Dangers

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    by pieter_jan_v Written Nov 10, 2003

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    Please stay off the dunes. They are very fragile and there is only 1 row of dunes.
    Use the walkways.

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Jacksonville Beach Sports & Outdoors

  • Now a condo was Pablo Creek Marina

    November 2003 - This marina has been leveled to the ground and is no longer available. March 2002: Pablo Creek Marina put us on the outside fixed fuel dock because otherwise we couldn't get out at low tide in the morning. The old fuel dock is in the center of the photoTheir fuel was $1.32/gal for diesel. Dockage was $1/ft with $3 for 30 amp. They...

  • MM 747.6 Beach Marine

    Our charge at Beach Marine was $1.25/ft Electric and tax added up to $9.20. I didn't get to check the internet availability although they say they have some.Their website says they have wet slips for travelers, laundry facilities, dry storage, T docks, easy safe access to the Intracoastal Waterway. Diesel and marine gas are available as well as...

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